Data Analytics – UNON



The United Nations Office at Nairobi, the UN headquarters in Africa, was established by the General Assembly in 1996. The office is headed by a Director-General, at the Under-Secretary-General level, serves as the representative office of the Secretary-General in Nairobi and performs representation and liaison functions with permanent missions, the host-country and other Governments, and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in Nairobi, as well as other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya.

Under the direct supervision of the Information Systems Officer the intern will:

  • Using statistical techniques, analyze results from data to create ongoing reports.
  • Review information to identify and interpret any patterns or useful trends in complex data sets.
  • Ensure required datasets are regularly and promptly updated.
  • Create tables, views, and procedures on Microsoft SQL Server to support data processing and cleansing for report development.
  • Create technical training manuals to provide support to other teams and users, as well as gathering user feedback so that improvements can be identified to simplify processes and increase productivity.
  • Acquire data from primary and secondary sources to develop reports and dashboards.
  • Identify areas where data can be used to improve business activities, defining business users’ requirements.

Qualifications/special skills

  • Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate school programme in information and communication technology or related area;  be enrolled in the final academic year of degree programme in information and communication technology or related area; or if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages, have completed at least three years of fulltime studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of an information and communication technology degree or related degree.
  • In addition, possessing any of the following skills will be an added advantage:Analytical skills – ability to interpret and analyze data to draw conclusions and identify patterns.
  • Computer knowledge – this position uses statistical and analytical software.Scripting languages – be familiar with scripting languages such as .Net, Python and SQL.
  • Problem-solving skills – identifying issues or ways to improve systems that are already in place is a key job function, therefore must be a critical thinker who can successfully troubleshoot and solve problems.
  • Knowledge of data modeling principles/methods including conceptual, logical & physical Data Models.
  • Ability to utilize Business Intelligence tools (Power BI / Qlik, Tableau, Microsoft, Business Objects etc) to represent insights.
  • Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience. However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is required.
  • Applicants must be a student in the final year of the first university degree (bachelor or equivalent), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PH.D. Programme.
  • Do you meet any of the above criteria?
  • If yes, please indicate which one and attach proof to the application.
  • Please note that you will have to provide an official certificate at a later stage.


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